By Wayne Allen
August 28, 2013
PDT Staff Writer
On Tuesday the Scioto County Commissioners reauthorized two projects for a second round of bidding. The commissioners recently rejected the only bids received for these projects due to high price.
The projects include paving at Earl Thomas Conley Park and a rehabilitation project for the 17th Street Community Center.
When the commissioners rejected the bids, the rejection was based on the recommendation of Michele Throckmorton, Grants Administrator for Scioto County.
At the time Throckmorton wrote in a letter to the commissioners explaining why the bids should be rejected.
“This letter is in reference to the Earl Thomas Conley (ETC) Park Paving Project bid opening held on Aug. 8. One bid was received for the ETC paving project from Roberts Paving Inc., (of Hillsboro, Ohio) in the amount of $75,840. This amount exceeds the project cost, so I am requesting that this bid be rejected by the commissioners so the project can be rebid at a later date,” Throckmorton wrote.
According to Roberts Paving bid documents, the project would consist of removing existing speed bumps, paving 6,500 square feet of space, clean and track areas to be paved, 54,000 square feet, pave two inch 448-T1 asphalt 64-22 binder approximately 654 tons and replace speed bumps.
Throckmorton issued a similar letter to the commissioners about the 17th Street rehabilitation project, “One bid was received for the 17th Street Community Center project from DCM Building Solutions, LLC, (of Piketon, Ohio) in the amount of $96,573.36. This amount exceeds the project cost, so I am requesting that this bid be rejected by the commissioners so the project can be rebid at a later date.”
No details of the rehabilitation project were available. The legislation passed on Tuesday set the second bid opening for Thursday, Sept. 19.
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